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Obits 3-26-12



Harrie Lea Burris

Harrie Lea Burris, age 84, of Lincolnton passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 23, 2012.

A memorial service celebrating her life was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Boger City United Methodist Church. Rev. Allan Van Meter, Rev. Bob Combs and Rev. Joe Ervin officiated. The family received friends 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the service. Mrs. Burris will be interred in the columbarium at Boger City United Methodist Church.

Born 5 December 1927 in Lincoln County, Harrie Lea was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Margaret Asbury Lowe. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dr. Efird S. Burris.

She is survived by two sons, Mac Burris of Troutman and Bob Burris of Lincolnton; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Foundation, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Suite 999, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Burris family.


Carlos Alberto Rojas Garcia

Carlos Alberto Rojas Garcia, 41, of Crouse died Mar. 22, 2012.

Funeral services were held Mar. 24, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Burial was private. The family received friends Mar. 24, 2012 at the funeral home from 6-7 p.m. and other times at the home.

Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville served the Garcia family.


Verna G. Murray

Verna G. Murray, 66, of Newton died Mar. 22, 2012.

A memorial service was held on Mar. 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover.

Burke Mortuary, Newton served the Murray family.


Shelva Jean Beard Spencer

Shelva Jean Beard Spencer, 75, of Catawba died Mar. 20, 2012.

Funeral services will be held today Mar. 26, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Reform United Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Spencer family.


Betty Sue Nance Putnam

Betty Sue Nance Putnam, 84, of Lincolnton, formerly of Cherryville died Mar. 24, 2012.

Funeral services will be held Mar. 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton. The family will receive friends Mar. 27, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home and other times and the home of Bryan and Kathy Putnam.

Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Putnam family.


Margaret Yvette ‘Coda Charles’ McNeil

Margaret Yvette “Coda Charles” McNeil, 58, of Charlotte died Mar. 24, 2012.

Memorial services will be held Mar. 28, 2012 at 5 p.m. in the chapel at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the home of Martha Derr.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the McNeil family.


Alma Barrett

Alma Barrett, 66, of Lincolnton died Mar. 22, 2012.

A graveside service will be held at Hollybrook Cemetery at 11 a.m. Mar. 31, 2012.

Perfect Peace Cremation of Newton is serving the Barrett family.


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